Undoubtedly, figureheads, such as, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, and Ken Kesey, in the psychedelic movement had huge cultural impact during the 1960’s and beyond. From the anti-establishment to the radically spiritual views, ideologies proposed during the 1960’s revolutionized popular culture.
Month: December 2016
Ascribed Statuses: observed through Beyoncé
I will discuss how Beyoncé may never be just a person, but rather must be a black female person, and how she both actively fights and embraces these ascribed statuses she has experienced in life.
Ethnomethodology: A Remarkable Method for Studying Unremarkable Actions
Ethnomethodology bears resemblance to Symbolic Interactionism, one of the major sociological paradigms, as they both posit that meaning emerges in interaction between people and does not exist objectively.
Planning for MARTI summer conference at #IUP a success
Representatives from the Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health met at the home of the renowned Dr. Dennis Daley, who has over 30 years of specialization in the clinical treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders, to develop preliminary plans for the 2017 MARTI summer conference. It will be held July 10-14, 2017. Drs. Heckert,…
Elements of Gender Stratification — Dr. Christian Vaccaro | Sociologist
One of the reasons why there is so much confusion about the difference between men and women is because our ordinary culture tends to conflate several different processes that come together to create these differences. via Elements of Gender Stratification — Dr. Christian Vaccaro | Sociologist
Does prison visitation reduce recidivism?
By Joonbeom Bae Introduction In 2014, the United States held approximately 1,561,500 prisoners in state and federal correctional facilities. Compared to 2013, the number of the prisoners has decreased to around 15,400 prisoners. It means that numerous people had been released into society. Naturally, one of the prison’s characteristics is retaliation against what the criminals…
Understanding Racial Oppression
For those interested in understanding and tearing down systems of racial oppression, the writings of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Franz Fanon, and Paolo Friere are essential reading. In this excellent essay, Soc 362 (Racial and Ethnic Minorities) student, Sarah Edmiston reflects on what these authors say about the different roles that White folks (as colonizers/oppressors) and people…
What Sociology Can Tell Us About Intellectual Disabilities
By Robert Matchett Defining Intellectual Disability: Intellectual Disability (ID) is a new diagnostic term that is being used in the DSM-V, to replace the older terminology of Mental Retardation (MR). According to The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), Intellectual Disability is defined as “a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning…
Languishing in despair is not an option
By Dr. Melanie Hildebrandt Where are you finding strength, inspiration and resolve? I’m changing my news sources. The operating system on my iPhone 5 makes that tough… why must I see headlines from CNN, FOX and HuffPost even before I type the security code? It’s force feeding by corporate America who wants to control what…
Domestic Violence: Men as the Victims
By Chelsea Ann Clark Every day, there are 20 people per minute in the United States who are becoming victims of physical domestic violence. That’s 1,200 people an hour and 28,800 people a day. By definition domestic violence entails many other areas such as: physical, sexual, stalking, psychological or financial abuse. So what would the…